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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: MoS Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra sent to 3-day police custody

Ashish was arrested on Saturday night, after 12 hours of interrogation by the crime branch and was later sent to judicial custody.

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: MoS Ajay Mishra's son Ashish Mishra sent to 3-day police custody-dnm
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Lucknow, First Published Oct 11, 2021, 4:42 PM IST
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The Lakhimpur court has remanded MoS Ajay Mishra Teni's son Ashish Mishra to three-day police remand with conditions, in the case related to the incident that claimed the lives of eight people.

MoS Ajay Mishra Teni's son Ashish Mishra has been sent to three-day police remand with conditions, said prosecution advocate SP Yadav.

Ashish was arrested on Saturday night, after 12 hours of interrogation by the crime branch and was later sent to judicial custody.

The Supreme Court had expressed its dissatisfaction over the action taken against the accused in the Lakhimpur incident that had drawn massive outrage and delay in Ashish Mishra’s arrest.

Also read: Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Congress leaders hold silent protest, SKM demands MoS Ajay Mishra's resignation

Ashish Mishra was named in an FIR following allegations that he was in one of the vehicles that mowed down four farmers protesting over UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya's visit last Sunday.

The Opposition has been demanding sacking of Union Minister Ajay Mishra over his son’s alleged role in knocking down farmers, who were run over by a vehicle linked to the minister.

On the other hand, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the umbrella body of farm unions, has given a warning to the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government that its deadline to sack and arrest Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra ends on October 11.

Failing, the body has threatened to start phase-wise protests against the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Earlier this week, the SKM had issued an ultimatum, asking the government to act against MoS Home Ajay Mishra by October 11 failing which they would start a phase-wise programme to protest the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

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